Students and Advising

Advisor and Co-Advisor (Graduate Students)

Raphael Tang Raphael Tang, Master's student, Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Peng Shi Peng Shi, Master's student, Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Wei (Victor) Yang Wei (Victor) Yang, Master's student, Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Youngbin Kim Youngbin Kim, Master's student, Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Royal Sequiera Royal Sequiera, Master's student, Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Jinfeng Rao Jinfeng Rao, Ph.D. student, Computer Science, University of Maryland
Kareem El Gebaly Kareem El Gebaly, Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Waterloo (with Ashraf Aboulnaga and Lukasz Golab)
Complete May 2018
Thesis Title: Analytics for Everyone
Michael Tu Zhucheng (Michael) Tu, MMath, Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Completed May 2018
Thesis Title: An Experimental Analysis of Multi-Perspective Convolutional Neural Networks
Hua He Hua He, Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Maryland
Completed February 2018
Dissertation Title: Architecture, Models, and Algorithms for Textual Similarity
Yulu Wang Yulu Wang, Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Maryland
Completed January 2018
Dissertation Title: Selective Search Architectures and Brute Force Scan Techniques for Summarizing Social Media Posts
Software Engineer, Google
Salman Mohammed Salman Mohammed, MMath, Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Completed December 2017
Thesis title: The Limited Effectiveness of Neural Networks for Simple Question Answering on Knowledge Graphs
Applied Research Scientist, Element AI
K. Ashwin Kumar K. Ashwin Kumar, Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Maryland (with Amol Deshpande)
Completed November 2014
Dissertation title: Minimizing Resource Consumption through Workload Consolidation in Large-Scale Distributed Data Platforms
Senior Principal Researcher, Symantec Research Labs
Ferhan Ture Ferhan Ture, Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Maryland
Completed June 2013
Dissertation Title: Searching to Translate and Translating to Search: When Information Retrieval Meets Machine Translation
Lead Researcher, Comcast Applied AI Research Lab
Nima Asadi Nima Asadi, Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Maryland
Completed May 2013
Dissertation Title: Multi-Stage Search Architectures for Streaming Documents
Software Engineer, Google
Lidan Wang Lidan Wang, Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Maryland (with Doug Oard)
Completed August 2012
Dissertation title: Learning to Efficiently Rank
Research Scientist, IBM Watson
Tim Hawes Tim Hawes, M.S., Linguistics, University of Maryland (with Philip Resnik)
Completed September 2009
Thesis title: Computational Analysis of the Conversational Dynamics of the United States Supreme Court
David Zajic David Zajic, Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Maryland (with Bonnie Dorr)
Completed April 2007
Dissertation title: Multiple Alternative Sentence Compression as a Tool for Automatic Summarization Tasks
Associate Research Scientist, Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL), University of Maryland
Dina Demner-Fushman Dina Demner-Fushman, Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Maryland (with Doug Oard)
Completed September 2006
Dissertation title: Complex Question Answering Based on Semantic Domain Model of Clinical Medicine
Staff Scientist, Lister Hill Center, National Library of Medicine

Postdoctoral Researchers

Luchen Tan Luchen Tan, University of Waterloo (September 2017 — present)
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Waterloo (November 2016)
Ryan Deschamps Ryan Deschamps, University of Waterloo (May 2017 — present)
Ph.D., Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina (April 2017)
Matt Crane Matt Crane, University of Waterloo (March 2016 — February 2018)
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Otago (February 2016)
Gaurav Baurah Gaurav Baurah, University of Waterloo (October 2016 — July 2017)
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Waterloo (August 2016)
Jiaul Paik Jiaul Paik, University of Maryland (April 2015 — February 2016)
Ph.D., Computer Science, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (February 2013)
Earl Wagner Earl J. Wagner, University of Maryland (August 2010 — August 2012)
Ph.D., Computer Science, Northwestern University (December 2009)
Tamer Elsayed Tamer Elsayed, University of Maryland (August 2009 — August 2010)
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Maryland (August 2009)

Undergraduate Researchers

University of Waterloo:

  • Spring 2018: Joejun Lee, Keer Liu, Mengfei Liu, Xinyu Liu, Danlian Wang, Whuan (Joseph) Zhou
  • Winter 2018: Yiyun (Isa) Liang, Chuyang (Charles) Qi, Heli Wang, Andrew Wesson, Arlene (Yu) Zhang, Yinan Zhang
  • Fall 2017: Liyan Guan, Billy Zhengxu Jin, Mengping Li, Mengfei Liu, Mingyue (Emily) Ma, Raphael Tang, Weijie (David) Wang, Alice Zhou
  • Spring 2017: Arthur Guo, Laetitia Huang, Junchen Zhang
  • Winter 2017: Shirley Du, Borui Lin, Michael Rose, Zhucheng Tu, Patrick White, Alice Zhou, Shine Wang, Zack Wang
  • Fall 2016: Youngbin Kim, Jonathan Ma, Ronak Patel, Pranjal Shah
  • Spring 2016: Youngbin Kim, Xin Qian, Michael Rose, Zhucheng Tu, Patrick White, Alice Zhou
  • Winter 2016: Dayang Shi, Xin Qian
  • Fall 2015: Alice Zhou, Xin Qian

University of Maryland:

  • Fall 2014: Ryan Wolniak
  • Spring 2008: Aaron Cordova, Alan Jackoway, Alex Mont

Other

Students I have collaborated with (e.g., co-authored) in a capacity other than (co-)advisor.

  • Peilin Yang, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware
  • Joel Mackenzie, Computer Science, RMIT
  • Nimesh Ghelani, Computer Science, University of Waterloo
  • Haotian Zhang, Computer Science, University of Waterloo
  • Adam Roegiest, Computer Science, University of Waterloo
  • Luchen Tan, Computer Science, University of Waterloo
  • Abdul Quamar, Computer Science, University of Maryland
  • Cody Buntain, Computer Science, University of Maryland
  • Jonathan Gluck, Computer Science, University of Maryland
  • Justin Grimes, Information Studies, University of Maryland
  • Shannon Simmons, Information Studies, University of Maryland
  • Di-Wei Huang, Computer Science, University of Maryland
  • Chris Dyer, Linguistics, University of Maryland
  • Michael Lieberman, Computer Science, University of Maryland
  • Nitin Madnani, Computer Science, University of Maryland
  • Michael Schatz, Computer Science, University of Maryland
  • Tamer Elsayed, Computer Science, University of Maryland
  • Ben Langmead, Computer Science, University of Maryland
  • Pengyi Zhang, Information Studies, University of Maryland
  • Michael Evans, Government and Politics, University of Maryland